It’s almost time for Mother’s Day and this recipe for low carb mini pavlovas will be sure to impress even your mother-in-law who has made sure everyone knows she is on a low carb diet (that will be me when I am a mother in law). You can also make it for your super sweet mother who loves anything you make. You can also make it for your kids. Just make it!
My inspiration behind this recipe stems from wanting to make something pretty…and delicious. Did I succeed? I think so! First of all, my daughter devoured one of these cute little low carb mini pavlovas…and guess who ate the rest? Me…in one
day morning. They were so good and easy to eat! Plus, they do not hold well, so I couldn’t let them go to waste now could I. I have no regrets.
When you eat these low carb mini pavlovas, please do not discard the mint leaf. It is essential to the deliciousness. If you have hesitation about eating a whole mint leaf, feel free to chop the mint and sprinkle it over the pavlovas. This variety of mint is called chocolate mint and I picked the plant up from Lowes. The smell is heavenly. I could seriously tape some to my upper lip and smell it all day. Is that weird?
If you’ve had pavlova made with sugar, I’m not going to lie, these are different. That’s just the nature of low carb foods folks. These have a different texture than a traditional pavlova. But, that’s okay because we can eat them guilt free! Let’s celebrate and eat the whole plate!
- 4 Egg Whites , Room Temperature
- 6 Tbsp Confectioners Swerve sweetener , divided
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- Sliced Strawberries , blueberries, and mint leaves for garnish
Combine egg whites, 3 tbsp of Swerve, vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt and beat on high in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form
Pipe or spoon mixture into 6 rounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 225F for 20 minutes
Reduce oven temperature to 200F and bake for an additional 20 minutes
Turn off oven and let sit until meringues are crisp
Whip the heavy cream and 2 tbsp of Swerve on high until stiff peaks
peel the Meringues off of the parchment
Top with dollops of whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, and mint
This recipe only works with Swerve sweetener.
The cook time does not include the time left to sit in the oven waiting for them to crisp up. This could take hours so plan accordingly.
You can place the meringues in an air tight container separate from the whipped cream if you want to make them in advance
These will need to be served immediately or they will become soggy.